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Edward Valentine
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Edward Valentine

Edward is the editor-in-chief of Big Blue View, a New York Giants blog.

Don't Mess With Big Blue


It seems all I have heard about the entire off-season is how great the 2009 Philadelphia Eagles will be. That is, when I haven't been hearing about Brett Favre, Plaxico Burress, Tom Brady or Michael Vick.

The Eagles are the flavor of the month -- the apple of everyone's eye and the paramour of the supposed experts. Well, I'm getting pretty tired of it. As are, I'm sure, Giants' fans everywhere.

Yes, the Eagles are good. Giants fans aren't stupid. They know that. As for Joe Banner's "we have the best roster in the league" comment? He is the team president, and he is supposed to believe that.

I don't have to buy it. And I am not going to.

The New York Giants have the best roster in the NFC. A deep, talented defense with a dominant defensive line that goes seven deep. A terrific offensive line. A Super Bowl winning quarterback. Depth and talent at running back. A slew of talented young -- if unproven -- receivers.

The Giants are the team to beat. They were the best team last season, and even Banner acknowledged that the best team does not always win.

The Eagles were not better than the Giants last season. They lost Brian Dawkins. They have no clue how healthy Brian Westbrook will be.

It's clear that The Eagles are good. In no way, shape or form, however, is it clear that they are more talented than the Giants.

Truth is, both teams are very, very good. Also true is that all this talk means diddly. I believe that at the end of the season one of these two teams will be representing the NFC in the Super Bowl.

That's when we will know which team is better.

By Edward Valentine  |  July 27, 2009; 8:59 AM ET  | Category:  Dallas Cowboys , NFL , New York Giants , Philadelphia Eagles , Washington Redskins Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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